Ep.141: Breaking the Gender Barriers with Isabella Battig
Being a woman in a field that is dominated by men presents its challenges. So, how do they do it?
Isabella Battig joins Tim and Steve in this episode and talks about what it is like being a female trade contractor and some of the experiences she has had working in construction and remodeling.
Isabella discusses the things that she looks for in a general contractor from her point of view and ultimately, how she has become successful in a career that lacks a strong female presence.
Isabella is the owner of Kinetic Lighting and Electric LLC and began her career as an apprentice in 1999 with no prior experience working in trades, but an interest and a goal to someday be her own boss.
Isabella had to jump through a lot of hoops to learn how to get to where she is now, but with the help of fellow trade contractors and researching the ins and out of her field, she has become the successful businesswoman that she knew she could be.
Tim, Steve and Isabella talk more about:
- What it is like being a woman in a male dominated field
- What a trade contractor looks for in a general contractor
- The importance of being realistic when starting a company
- The benefits of having trusted employees and staff
- And more…